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New Discovery by UCLA Researchers Could Lead to More Targeted Head and Neck Cancer Therapies

UCLA scientists have discovered for the first time that a protein usually linked to rare neurological disorders is also associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) positive head and neck cancers. The protein was also shown to help improve the...
29-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

South African ‘Mentor Mothers’ Improve Perinatal Health Outcomes


More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women are infected with HIV; in some communities, the infection rates are even higher. Now a UCLA-Stellenbosch University (South Africa) study has found that regular home visits of pregnant mothers, and...
29-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care


The UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart...
27-Oct-2014 1:40 PM EDT

UCLA to Play Leading Role in NIH Initiative to Boost Biomedical Workforce Diversity

UCLA will run the coordination and evaluation center for the National Institutes of Health's five-year, multi-institution initiative to boost the diversity of the nation’s biomedical workforce.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 PM EDT

The Quality of Biopsy is Directly Linked to Survival in Patients with Bladder Cancer


UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don’t get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from their...
21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines Miss Many Younger Post-Menopausal Women

A new study finds that the United States Preventive Services Task Force strategy to predict the risk of osteoporotic fractures among women aged 50 to 64 failed to detect nearly 75 percent of those who went on to experience major fractures within 10...
21-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Test Scans All Genes Simultaneously to Identify Single Mutation Causing Child’s Rare Genetic Disease


A JAMA study found that sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of UCLA’s most complex cases--a quantum leap from the field’s 5-percent success rate 20 years ago.
16-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Post-Tonsillectomy Complications More Likely in Kids From Lower-Income Families


New research finds that children from lower-income families are more likely to have complications following outpatient tonsillectomy surgery.
15-Oct-2014 7:00 AM EDT

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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